Understanding Culture and Creative Cities Policies in Amsterdam

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MSc Cultural Events Management students enrolled on AMAN5012 Cultural Policy and Planning and MSc Intercultural Business Communication students enrolled on  LCBS5041 Understanding Communication in a Globalised World are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 30 and the minimum number the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive 1 academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Amsterdam and Leicester are both super-diverse cities with populations who have migrated there from across the globe. This trip explores the ways in which creative city policies have impacted on Amsterdam North, a creative quarter that combines migrant communities and culture-led regeneration initiatives.

The trip includes a tour of de Ceuvel, a research centre working with residents to explore how cultural events influence integration and identify, plus a cycling tour around Amsterdam North. In addition, there will be meetings with  managers/creative organisations at NDSM, a creative industries hub in Amsterdam North.

From participating on this trip students will meet the module learning outcomes by critically exploring the links between cultural policy and other policy areas – e.g. social inclusion. In addition, students will gain an understanding of leading edge thinking and best practice in particular types of cultural planning strategies – e.g. heritage planning, cultural tourism development and creative industries strategies in an international context.

Cultural activities

The trip will offer students a variety of optional visits for students including the Anne Frank Museum. While there are a number of other museums of international note in Amsterdam, students are recommended to explore the Rijksmuseum for example.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the immigration requirements for the Netherlands. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. You must ensure that you visit the DSU Advice to obtain immigration advice and you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity. The #DMUglobal team will provide supporting documents as required.

You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Return date: Monday 8 April 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, transportation (£35), activity fees (£25)  food, drink and visa costs (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am